Over the past six weeks, Peyton Manning and his squad have been unleashing a path of destruction in the NFL world, scoring over 40 points per game and defeating their opponents by an average of 18 points.
What’s even more amazing is how Peyton Manning, 2 years removed from the neck surgery that ended his remarkable run in Indianapolis, is playing the best football of his 15-year career. Through six games, Manning (at the ripe age of 37) has accumulated an astonishing 2,179 passing yards and 22 touchdown passes. That figure puts him on pace for 5,810 yards and 59 touchdowns, the greatest statistical season for a quarterback in NFL history by far.
Since the end of the Tim Tebow era, John Elway and the Denver front office have assembled a solid core that looks to keep this team in contention for years to come, even after the Sheriff decides to call it a career in the next few years. Amassing a receiving corps that led by three Pro-Bowl caliber players in Eric Decker, Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker, a three-headed beast in the backfield with Ronnie Hillman, Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball and a ferocious pass rush led by Von Miller, round out just a few of Elway’s accomplishments off the field for the Broncos.
How much better can this Denver team get? Well, for starters, the return of star linebacker Von Miller after his six-game suspension will exponentially improve a struggling Broncos defense that ranks near the bottom of the league (29th) in terms of yards allowed. Young players such as Montee Ball and tight end Julius Thomas continue to develop into household names.
Can the 2013 Denver Broncos succeed where the 2007 Patriots came up just short in going 19-0 through the regular season and playoffs? Only time will tell, but with a schedule that happens to be one of the easiest in the league through the rest of the season, things are looking up for the Broncos.
Watch out NFL, because Dr. Manning and his supporting cast are ready to perform a vicious operation on anyone who stands in their path to bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to Denver after a 15-year hiatus.